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Wastewater & a possible peak passed

Some indications may show that some areas may have hit the peak in Omicron infections and are on the way down, but still much higher than the previous peaks:

Boston wastewater is showing a clear decline in COVID detection (not down to pre-Omicron levels).
Likewise, Santa Clara County wastewater is showing a flattening or a decline.  The Palo Alto treatment site shows a clear decline.

HOWEVER, it looks like virtually all of the country is still on the way up (including Sacramento & Monterey) according to wastewater measurements.

Climbing:  Houston ; Wisconsin ; Ottawa ; Colorado ; Ohio ;
Mixed bag:  a variety of sites around the SF part of Northern California (as measured by a Stanford project, SCAN) including one that is at Stanford (Codiga), which is in a clear decline (peaked Jan 2)

This is NOT the time to relax.  Prudence would be to wait a few weeks before going out into crowds to make sure things are really getting down to the levels that we used to know as crazy high levels of infection.

As I looked around at wastewater numbers, I saw a few sites that had no real increase in virus signature in their wastewater even up to early January.  So I expect there will be pockets that will burn later than the areas already starting to come down.

Other interesting COVID wastewater sites
UCSD COVID dashboard shows exposure locations and shows a campus map with wastewater indications for each building.
Missouri shows variants detected each week in wastewater around the state.

Worldwide links to wastewater dashboards.  (there are far fewer than I expected.  Lots of places doing some measurements, but not posting them consistently.  The CDC is trying to collect the data and post it, but it is not ready yet.)

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Wastewater & a possible peak passed - by M_T - 01-12-2022, 04:35 AM
RE: Wastewater & a possible peak passed - by M_T - 01-23-2022, 11:56 PM
RE: Wastewater & a possible peak passed - by M_T - 02-10-2022, 03:36 AM
RE: Wastewater & a possible peak passed - by M_T - 03-22-2022, 01:38 PM

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